Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, stressing that “Iran’s hands in the region will be cut off,” emphasizing the fact that “wherever Iran is involved, there is nothing but devastation and chaos.”
“Iran has a strong desire to destroy the Arab world,” he said in his televised resignation speech.
Hariri warned that “the evil that Iran sends to the region will eventually backfire on Tehran.”
Hariri said: “Iran controls the region and the decision-making in both Syria and Iraq.”
Hariri stressed his rejection of the use of Hezbollah’s weapons against the Lebanese and Syrians, pointing out that “the intervention of Hezbollah caused us problems with our Arab neighborhood.”
He continued: “We will not allow Lebanon to become a trigger for the security of the region,” explaining that “frustration and fragmentation in Lebanon is unacceptable.”
For his part, Dr. Mustafa Alloush, leader of the Future Movement stated that that the upcoming days will be a period of “militarization.”
The government has largely succeeded in protecting the country from the effects of the civil war in neighboring Syria.
Hariri’s resignation is expected to raise tensions in the country.